Red Hat appoints first West African premier partner

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has announced the appointment of Converge Global Concept Technologies as its first Premier Partner in West Africa.

Converge Global Concept Technologies is an ICT services organisation that specialises in the deployment of mission-critical technology systems, solutions and services. As a Premier Partner, the organisation will benefit from Red Hat’s deep open source expertise and technical skills. With a particular emphasis on Red Hat’s cloud and middleware portfolio, Converge Global Concept Technologies aims to give Nigerian and other West African businesses a multi-platform, scalable and more secure route to the cloud.

Open Source is now so much more than Linux, and has been tried, tested and is trusted by many of the world’s biggest companies, for example, 100 per cent of commercial banks in the Fortune 500 rely on Red Hat. Red Hat and Converge Global Concept Technologies look forward to helping local businesses in West Africa explore the potential and reap the benefits of open source. The new collaboration will make available a wide range of innovative private and hybrid cloud solutions such as Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat OpenShift, backed up by Red Hat’s enterprise-grade security, support and training.

This month, Red Hat hosted a well-attended seminar for CIOs from leading Nigerian organisations focused on how open source is enabling organisations to address challenges such as cost, complexity, lock-in from proprietary vendors, and migration to the cloud.